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The Psychology of Criminal Justice

Learn how behavioural science can improve our criminal justice system.

Start Date: Oct 21, 2014 Topics: Law, Psychology
Cost: Free


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About this Course Note - This is an Archived course This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. This course systematically explores the effectiveness of the law and justice system from a psychological perspective. By experiencing a fictional case first hand, you will learn about the psychology of law and some of the misconceptions commonly held about criminal justice.


  • Dates: Oct 21, 2014
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Barbara Masser, Mark Horswill, Blake McKimmie
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: EdX
  • Topics: Law, Psychology

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